Many years ago I was introduced to ways to study the Bible, and one of the greatest illustrations was from the Navigators and their Hand Illustration (click THIS LINK to learn more). See the picture above for the pieces of the illustration.
Each day this week I am going to highlight points on each of the fingers. I pray this will help you and I understand how the Bible, God’s word and love letter to us, ought to be a big part of our lives. On a daily basis we can apply some things that will bring us closer to God and make us wiser in how we lives our lives.
Today’s point is HEARING. This speaks to the fact that we need to be hearing the word of God, and this can come in many ways and forms.
Listening to sermons is a great way to hear the word of God, but of coarse I am a preacher who shares sermons. We can also hear through being part of a Bible study group. Being taught the word of God by people who know the word and that we respect is a powerful tool to learn through.
Interacting with other people by talking through the Scriptures gives us fresh insight as increased desire to learn more. The Bible is meant to guide us, inspire us and correct us. When we listen and apply what we hear from the word, we are allowing God to work in our lives. That is when we prove to be a disciple of Jesus.
Romans 10:17 NLT
So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.
Spend some time today hearing the word of God. It might change the way you see yourself, the way you interact with others and maybe how you know the presence of God in your life.